On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning, readers! Here’s the news on my radar this Thursday.

• In New York, The Fight for $15 Campaign has won fast-food workers a raise in minimum wage. Wages in the state will increase augment, impacting over 180,000 people who currently earn $8.75 an hour. [The Nation & NYDOL]

• As more evidence is revealed surrounding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, LaLa from Black Girl Dangerous explores why she would die in police custody. [ABC News & BGD]

• A new report released this Thursday shows that most undocumented immigrants will stay in the U.S. under Obama’s new policies. So, what’s the plan for the absurdity and abuse in detention centers at the American border? [NY Times & Fusion]

“Managing Hearts with Kim and Flo” examines the relationship between immaterial labor and two gendered smartphone games: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Diner Dash. [The New Inquiry]

• M.I.A.’s new self-directed music video “Broader Than A Border” debuted as part of her upcoming short film. Come and gather your life with her new project Matahdatah. [Stereogum]

The Nike Girl Effect proves that multinational corporations have profit at heart and not the young women and girls in the Global South who they exploit for labor. [AlJazeera America]

It’s not all Dixie’s fault that racism exists in the United States. In fact, white supremacy is historically embedded in every region, through high incarceration, segregated housing, and unemployment. [The Washington Post]

The Apache Stronghold Caravan has been fighting to protect Native land, after a clause was slipped into the Defense Authorization Act to allow copper mining in Arizona. [Democracy Now]

• Stories continue to pour into social media dashboards revealing Black women who have diedprofiled, and assaulted at the hands of law enforcement. Evelyn from the Internets explores the trauma of Living While Black by “Calling in Black”. [For Harriet]

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by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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